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Brian Snitker named Braves manager for 2017 season

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Brian Snitker has been named the manager of the? Atlanta Braves?for the 2017 season with a club option for 2018, the team announced Tuesday. Snitker, 60, guided the Braves to a 59-65 record as the team's interim manager this past season. He took over for Fredi Gonzalez, who was fired in May after the Braves got off to a 9-28 start. The Braves finished last in the NL East but won 20 of their last 30 games under Snitker.?The Braves were 37-35 after the All-Star break. Despite the strong finish under Snitker, the Braves also interviewed coaches Eddie Perez, Terry Pendleton and Bo Porter and former major league managers Bud Black and Ron Washington during their managerial search process. Washington was named the Braves' third-base coach on Tuesday. Chuck Hernandez was named the pitching coach. Snitker's staff also includes bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, assistant hitting...
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